Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Mike Helke and Steve Rolf.  Both are established potters that work in the Western Wisconsin/ Southern Minnesota area. In the interview we talk about successful models for selling pottery, taking ownership of your life through creative action and balancing studio with family priorities. For more information on Mike please visit www.mikehelke.com. For more information on Steve please visit www.scrolfpotter.com.

Direct download: Flower_Mike_Helke_Steve_Rolf_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Robert Briscoe.  A potter for nearly five decades, Briscoe utilizes colored slips and ash glazes to create rich stoneware surfaces. He is the cofounder of the St. Croix Valley Pottery tour, which has grown into the largest tour and sale of its kind in the United States.

 

In the interview we talk about the effect Vietnam had on his moral foundation, cultivating a philosophy of abundance, and the history of the St. Croix Valley Tour. For more information on his work please visit www.robertbriscoe.com. For more information on the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour please visit www.minnesotapotters.com.

Direct download: CM_Robert_Briscoe_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with one of the most influential members of the American studio pottery movement, Warren Mackenzie. After an early apprenticeship at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall (1949-1952), Mackenzie became a ceramic professor at the University of Minnesota (1953-1990). During his nearly four-decade tenure at the school, he influenced generations of students including Michael Simon, Randy Johnston, Mark Pharis and many more. At 91 he continues to make pots in his studio in Stillwater, MN.

 

In the interview we talk about his time at the Leach Pottery, pricing for domestic wares, and his thoughts on what makes a good pot. To see images of his work please visit the episode guide at http://www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

Direct download: TBS_Warren_McKenzie_Full_Podcast.mp3
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Sarah Millfelt. As director of the Northern Clay Center, Sarah has been instrumental in the development of new programs like MN NICE, as well as ongoing projects like the American Pottery Festival. NCC is a full service ceramic institution serving the greater Minneapolis, MN area with weekly classes, national exhibitions, and one of America’s best ceramic sales galleries. In the interview we talk about building new programs, developing an active board, and successful management of a nonprofit organization. For more information on Sarah please visit www.northernclaycenter.org.

Direct download: TBS_Sarah_Milfelt_Full_Podcast.mp3
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